Cambodia aims to expand social health protection to move toward Universal Health Coverage. We developed a modeling tool to facilitate the simple, interactive estimation of cost and coverage for three policy alternatives, enabling decision-makers to simultaneously adjust for scenario options currently under consideration. The results have multiple policy implications. First, given the similar costs and coverage estimates for the targeted approaches, and other considerations, expansion to the 1st–3rd wealth quintiles is recommended. Second, the model quantifies the potential impacts for policy changes relating to each scenario option. Finally, the cost estimates provide a basis for economic planning. Revenue raising options include increasing the contribution ceiling for the private employees’ scheme and the progressive adoption of strategic purchasing.
1. Kolesar, R.J., S. Pheakdey, B. Jacobs, and S. Phay. 2020. “Decision Time: Cost Estimations and Policy Implications to Advance Universal Health Coverage in Cambodia.” Journal of Policy Modeling https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpolmod.2020.04.009.
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